Faculty and Staff Training
Activities | Faculty and Staff Training
It is important for the Center to provide basic training in mentoring or advising capacity. Faculty and colleagues should be equipped with some knowledge and skills which can be applied in the mentoring situations in the following areas:
  • Enhance listening and communication skills
  • Enhance awareness of others’ emotions and empathy
  • Understanding own strengths, potentials, and capabilities to use in relevant mentoring/advising environments
  • Build a trusting relationship with students
Events in 2018-19
May 16, 2019
  • Explore and enhance advising skills and perspectives through engaging in high-rope, abseiling, and crate climbing challenges.
Facilitator: Jumpstart Training Consultants
Dec 5, 2018
Working Together to Support Students with Difficulties Workshop
  • Overview of challenges and struggles that HKUST Students may commonly face and how to connect and help students
  • Sharing real-life examples, participating in role-play, and discussing case studies
Facilitator: SAO
Events in 2017-18
May 10, 2018
ESCAPE Workshop
  • Enhance advising and teamwork skills amongst faculty and colleagues
  • Reflect on individual and group processes in a variety of challenging tasks and link this experience to handling various advising situations.
Facilitator: LOST HK
Dec 6, 17, 2017
Dialogue in the Dark Workshop
  • Experiential Training to stimulate individual deep reflection for enhancing communication, empathy, trust, and cooperation. 
Facilitator: DiD HK Limited
Ms. Twiggy Wu
Assistant Manager
SBM Undergraduate Programs Office
The Upward Bound workshop made a big impact on me and opened my eyes and mind to all possibilities! I realized that our mind was playing tricks on us and made the challenges look more 'difficult' than they really are! In fact, we are stronger than we think. As advisors, it's important to encourage our students to have the same mentality in the face of challenges and to make the best of every attempt.
Mr. Patrick Megan
Communication Tutor
SBM Undergraduate Programs Office
The Counselling and Wellness workshop held for was an informative and interactive experience. A significant number of useful statistics were presented and plenty of lively discussions were held. I discovered that our students have a lot of different problems that we need to address in our roles as student advisors. Some easy, some not so easy. It was an honor to be invited to this event and thanks to all the organizers.
Professor Carmen NG
MGMT Faculty
The ESCAPE workshop was an exciting experience! Not only did our group enhance teamwork thru various challenging tasks, but also reflected on individual and group processes that happened within the games and how it links to student advising.
Ms. Alice LUI
Program Manager
SBM Undergraduate Programs Office
The workshop reminds me that there is always more than one perspective to an experience, and we should have an open heart to embrace diversity and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, especially when we are talking to our students. Empathy is one key attribute we should possess and cultivate as an adviser.
Past Faculty and Staff Training